The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 30 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.93% 0.94% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 1.27% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 5
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£325 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.90% -15.38%
TDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 158 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.41% 74.18% 62.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 111 75
Average daily rate £330 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.30 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £31.92 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 9 £325 -
Bath +1 3 £343 +14.16% 9
Bridgwater - - - -
Street - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) C#
2 24 (70.59%) Scrum
3 22 (64.71%) .NET
4 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
5 17 (50.00%) SQL
6 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
6 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
7 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
7 13 (38.24%) SOA
8 11 (32.35%) K2 blackpearl
9 10 (29.41%) BDD
10 9 (26.47%) MVC
11 8 (23.53%) Web Services
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
12 7 (20.59%) HTML
13 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 6 (17.65%) CSS
13 6 (17.65%) ISEB
13 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
14 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
14 5 (14.71%) OO
14 5 (14.71%) Java
14 5 (14.71%) MySQL
14 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
15 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
15 4 (11.76%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (32.35%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) CouchDB
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
2 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.94%) Hudson
5 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Scala Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Junior
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Junior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Junior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 18 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 8 (23.53%) Web Services
3 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (20.59%) HTML
5 6 (17.65%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) XML
6 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
6 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (8.82%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) Akka
7 3 (8.82%) Play Framework
7 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.82%) SVG
7 3 (8.82%) XHTML
7 3 (8.82%) XSLT
7 3 (8.82%) SOAP
7 3 (8.82%) Batik
8 2 (5.88%) Ajax
8 2 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) Unit Testing
4 13 (38.24%) SOA
5 10 (29.41%) BDD
6 9 (26.47%) MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.71%) OO
7 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
9 3 (8.82%) User Stories
9 3 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (8.82%) Process Management
9 3 (8.82%) Code Coverage
9 3 (8.82%) Web Design
9 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
9 3 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) C#
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Scala
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (38.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) ISEB
3 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) ATG